Events & Courses

Register your interest for our garden open days

Register your interest for our garden open days

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We're just a few weeks away from opening our brand new organic demonstration garden and we can't wait to show you what we have to offer.

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Ryton Organic Gardens
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Wednesday, 28 July 2021 - 10:00am to Saturday, 11 December 2021 - 4:30pm
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Online self-guided courses

Discover the benefits of learning online and develop your gardening skills in your own time and at a pace to suit you with our brand new self-guided courses.

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Online self-guided - ongoing
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Friday, 30 July 2021 - 9:00am to Saturday, 1 January 2022 - 9:00am
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The principles of organic growing

Introduction to the principles of organic growing - online evening webinar

Food growing that benefits your garden, wildlife and the planet!

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Online
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Wednesday, 4 August 2021 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm
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Susan and Mike Burns garden - Edinburgh

Susan Burns' Open Garden - Edinburgh

This beautiful garden set in Scottland is a must visit. The garden showcases a large wildlife-friendly garden, orchard, kitchen garden, pond, greenhouse, conservatory, herbaceous borders and a secret garden for you to discover, which Susan has cared for organically, for the last 30 years.

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39 Nantwich Drive, Edinburgh, EH7 6RA
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Saturday, 7 August 2021 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
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How to manage pests organically - one hour talk

Join us for an hour to discover how to manage common garden pests and diseases organically in your garden with one of our experts. This talk aims to give you an overview of some key methods to managing pests that we use here at Garden Organic. 

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Online
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Thursday, 12 August 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Small space and container growing - Masterclass

Join us to hear how you can transform your containers and small spaces into a thriving organic oasis. This course is led by balcony and container-growing expert, Chris Collins. Living in a flat in London, Chris is a pro in making the most of small spaces and containers, creating beautiful displays of pollinator-friendly flowers, and cultivating his own organic food in abundance.

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Ryton Organic Gardens
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Saturday, 21 August 2021 -
10:00am to 1:00pm
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Introduction to seed saving

Introduction to seed saving - online webinar

Participants will learn how to save seed from tomatoes, peas, French beans, lettuce, and peppers (or other seasonal vegetables).

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Online
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Wednesday, 1 September 2021 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
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Practical organic growing, how to enjoy your garden! - One hour talk

Discover the food growing that benefits your garden, wildlife and the planet!

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Online
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Wednesday, 8 September 2021 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm
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GO AGM 2021

2021 Annual General Meeting

Notice of the 34th Annual General Meeting of The Henry Doubleday Research Association.
(working name Garden Organic, “the Company”) Company no. 02188402

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Online
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Friday, 17 September 2021 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
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Heritage Seed Library tour of our growing & preservation facilities

Heritage Seed Library tour of our growing & preservation facilities - Masterclass

Join our Heritage Seed Library team on an exclusive behind the scenes tour of our seed saving facilities and growing areas as they share their expert advice and techniques around growing and preserving seed effectively.

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Ryton Organic Gardens
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Saturday, 18 September 2021 -
10:00am to 1:00pm
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Introduction to seed saving

Introduction to seed saving - online webinar

Participants will learn how to save seed from tomatoes, peas, French beans, lettuce, and peppers (or other seasonal vegetables).

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Online
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Wednesday, 22 September 2021 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
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Next steps to seed saving - annuals

Next steps to seed saving, trickier annuals - online webinar

Our 'Next Steps to seed saving, trickier annuals ' webinar is the perfect follow-on from our ‘Introduction to Seed Saving’ course and is ideal for those with some experience of saving seed from vegetables.

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Online
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Wednesday, 6 October 2021 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
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Plant care & maintenance - Skills Session

Learn how to continue to look after your vegetables, including pest and disease maintenance, harvesting, and successional sowing. 

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Ryton Organic Gardens
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Wednesday, 13 October 2021 -
10:00am to 11:00am
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Next steps to seed saving

Next steps to seed saving, biennials - online webinar

Our 'Next Steps to seed saving biennials' webinar is the perfect follow-on from our ‘Introduction to Seed Saving’ course and is ideal for those with some experience of saving seed from vegetables.

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Online
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Wednesday, 20 October 2021 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
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Climate change garden - Masterclass

Glasshouse & polytunnel growing- Masterclass

With increasing weather extremes polytunnel growing really is a powerful ally in the battle against climate change. As well as delightfully extending the growing season, Kim will explain how to use a polytunnel or greenhouse all year round to produce growing whatever the weather.

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Ryton Organic Gardens
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Saturday, 13 November 2021 -
10:00am to 1:00pm
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